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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 789 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 789 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$607K

2014

$896K

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

10,123

2014

15,883

2015

19,672

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
GABAPENTIN 915

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

174

patients, 22% of all patients

1 8
ALPRAZOLAM 912

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

2 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 864

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 4
TRAMADOL HCL 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 80
CLONAZEPAM 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

6 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
LORAZEPAM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

8 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

9 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

10 24
LISINOPRIL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

11 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

14 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

15 77
METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

18 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

19 15
PROAIR HFA 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

20 44
ATENOLOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
PREDNISONE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

23 42
RANITIDINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
DIAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 51
CLOPIDOGREL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 17
OMEPRAZOLE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

27 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 111
LYRICA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 53
CRESTOR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

31 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 12
SPIRIVA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

35 78
SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

36 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

37 28
SIMVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 9
DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
AZITHROMYCIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

A 40 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 55
SYMBICORT 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

43 87
IBUPROFEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
CLONIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 69
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 34
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 32
SUCRALFATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 145
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 68
TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 139
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 126
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

59 88
CEPHALEXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 108
ONDANSETRON HCL* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 27
DEXILANT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 79
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 40
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 45
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 48
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 99
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 114
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 61
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 149
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 84
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 38
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 77 65
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 30, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.